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Army Corps of Engineers Breaches Missouri Levee


The first portion of the levee at Birds Point has been breached. It happened just after 10 p.m.

It was a quick blast of a series of explosions and then a long booming rumble.

The Birds Point blast was felt at the Wardell, Missouri helicorder. Helicorders are similar to seismographs.

Heartland News is receiving calls from around the Heartland of viewers who felt the blast. Viewers from Campbell, Blodgett, Miner, and Cape Girardeau, Missouri and in Karnak and Wolf Lake, Illinois are just a few of the hundreds who reported feeling shaking from the blast.

Hickman, Kentucky police confirm some damage may be related to the blast at Birds Point levee. A home there had some ground give way after the blast and the people are evacuating the home. Police say there have been three other earlier reports of the ground giving way near homes

Added: May-3-2011 Occurred On: May-2-2011
By: bravo61
Regional News
Tags: Missouri, Army Corps of Engineers, Levee, Flooding, Mississippi River
Location: Missouri, United States (load item map)
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